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Xi Jinping ‘doesn’t intend to follow through’ on trade war talks, says top Donald Trump adviser Larry Kudlow

President Donald Trump’s top economic adviser blamed Chinese President Xi Jinping for holding back talks aimed at easing a trade confrontation with …

Donald Trump

Beijing did a tech reality check on its industrial champions. The results were not amazing

China’s champion industrial enterprises are almost completely reliant on imports for top-end computer chips and crucial components, a state-run news …

China

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson: We count down his top 10 biggest US box office hits | Style Magazine | South China Morning Post

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is one of the highest-paid (and busiest) actors working today.<p>In 2017, he starred in three blockbusters: <i>Baywatch</i>, <i>The Fate</i> …

Film Industry

Shanghai stock slide enters fourth day, as developers tumble on property tax concern

China’s stocks dropped for a fourth day on Wednesday, as concerns mounted that corporate earnings growth may have slowed in the second quarter and …

Stock Markets

Taxi drivers put on notice as Hong Kong government brings in stiffer penalties to combat city’s notoriously bad service

Taxi drivers in Hong Kong who repeatedly overcharge or refuse fares will get bigger fines and more time in jail, as the government cracks down on the …

Hong Kong

China’s Saturday Night Live: victim of Communist Party censorship, or just not funny?

The Chinese version of the long-running American television comedy show <i>Saturday Night Live</i> has been taken off the air less than a month after its …

China

Clouds over massive Chinese infrastructure projects but China and Malaysia ‘can weather change’

Beijing’s ties with Kuala Lumpur can withstand change and uncertainty, China said on Wednesday, despite massive infrastructure projects hanging in …

China

Angela Leong handed ultimatum over future of greyhounds at Macau’s dog track

One of the most influential women in Macau has been handed a 48-hour deadline to secure the futures of hundreds of racing dogs, or face legal …

China

Police seized sex toys from man after rape allegation, three days before he imprisoned and raped second woman, Hong Kong court hears

A Hong Kong man on Wednesday denied imprisoning a woman for three days during which he allegedly robbed, raped and scorched her thigh with a heated …

Crime

Air China incident a reminder to be vigilant

Rapid growth of commercial aviation can put safety standards under pressure. Nowhere is this more true than in China. Thankfully, despite …

eCigarettes

Banning separatist party must be done within the local law

The Hong Kong government is controversially seeking to outlaw a pro-independence party for the first time. From the “one country” perspective, there …

Hong Kong

Freedom of speech fears sees public confidence in Hong Kong sink to record low

Hong Kong’s residents are more worried than ever about what they say in public or on social media, an annual survey into the quality of life in the …

Hong Kong

Hong Kong lawmakers approve five-year high of HK$251 billion in government funding after changes to filibustering rules save hours

Hong Kong lawmakers approved a five-year high of HK$251 billion (US$32.2 billion) for government projects this legislative year after tighter rules …

Hong Kong

Shanghai savers sound the alarm as more P2P lenders fail to return funds

China’s ailing peer-to-peer (P2P) lending businesses hit yet another blip after two big platforms in Shanghai failed to repay savers, and as key …

Finance

Grease celebrates 40 years with fans still devoted to cult musical about the boys and girls of Rydell High

Four decades have passed since the Rydell High gang twisted, hand jived and crooned their way into the hearts of teenagers the world over – but we’re …

Breast Cancer

Korean-American chef Mina Park on why dumplings are her favourite food, and the art of fermentation | Post Magazine | South China Morning Post

Being a corporate lawyer while running pop-up dining events in Hong Kong, Asia and beyond cannot have been easy, but that is what Mina Park did for …

Hong Kong

Becoming Chinese: how South Africa-born Mrs Hong Kong integrated into local culture | Post Magazine | South China Morning Post

<b>Country girl</b> I was born on July 1, 1975, in a small diamond-mining town called Namaqualand, and raised in Cape Town, South Africa. Country life – …

Hong Kong

Rescued Thai boys appear healthy during first media appearance

Twelve Thai boys and their football coach who were dramatically rescued from a flooded cave appeared healthy when they appeared before the media for …

Chiang Rai Province

Beijing launches live-fire drill to ‘test combat strength against Taiwan’

Beijing is testing its miliary muscle in a six-day, live-fire drill over an area “roughly the size of Taiwan” in the East China Sea, just days after …

China

Beijing's air pollution helps its trees grow better, faster, stronger, study finds

Trees in Beijing grow more quickly in smog than they do under blue skies, Chinese researchers have found.<p>The government-backed study, published last …

Pollution

House of the Rising Sons film review: The Wynners’ origin tale proves a charming music comedy

<b>3/5 stars</b><p>It could easily have been a self-congratulatory vanity project, yet this colourful origin tale of the hugely popular 1970s Hong Kong band …

Indie Music

National Party has only itself to blame

Separatist groups like the Hong Kong National Party are precisely why national security legislation under Article 23 of the Basic Law is necessary. …

Hong Kong

Five more held over bleach attacks on Hong Kong chain Kai Bo Food Supermarket

A dispute over the supply of goods triggered a string of bleach attacks on five branches of a Hong Kong supermarket chain in a 2½-hour period last …

Hong Kong

Hong Kong-owned Goshawk Aviation places US$4.5 billion order for 40 jets from Airbus and Boeing

Goshawk Aviation, an aircraft leasing company owned by the family of the late Hong Kong billionaire Cheng Yu-tung, has placed a US$4.5 billion order …

Aviation

Donald Trump claims ‘Russia has agreed to help with North Korea’ after meeting Vladimir Putin in Helsinki

US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he got on well with Russian President Vladimir Putin at their summit in Finland and “big results will …

Donald Trump

Elk meat ‘served in restaurants next door to Chinese elk protection park’

Several restaurants near an elk protection zone in eastern China have been accused of serving elk meat dishes on their menu, according to a news …

Wildlife

Why North Korea’s Kim Jong-un looks pissed

After a whirlwind of diplomacy with South Korea, China and the United States in the last few months, North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un went home …

North Korea

Catholic school’s bid to charge fees turned down by Hong Kong authorities over fears it would become preserve of rich and famous

A prestigious Catholic boys’ school that wanted to start charging parents HK$20,000 per school year has been told it cannot do so by education …

Hong Kong

Pop star Cliff Richard wins US$274,000 in damages after BBC televised police raid

Veteran British pop star Cliff Richard won a long-running case against the BBC on Wednesday after it broadcast live on TV a police raid on his home …

Celebrity Gossip

Fifa World Cup stats: Russia 2018 by the numbers as records tumble

The 2018 World Cup sent plenty of records tumbling, and threw up some fascinating numbers over four and a half weeks of thrilling football.<p>It was a …

Soccer